I was really lucky with my first ICSI/IVF attemp and have a beautiful boy who was born on 2001(although I lost his twin at about 8 weeks). I had nine embryos left over and, having an over-rosy view of how easy IVF is (ha ha) I believed at least one of them would work.
When they were defrosted in October, they all died. I then did a fresh cycle and had two "beautiful blastocysts" replaced- BFN. I then did two frozen cycles-BFN. I've started injecting for the next cycle; but I'm 40 in March and am beginning to think that this is just a complete waste of time. My RE said that if I tried often enough I would get pregnant; but I don't think I believe her.
We're having PGD this time: I know there are pros and cons; but Ithink the theory is pretty convincing and I think I would also get a clear message sooner if I really should give up.
Has anyone had any luck at my age? I'd be grateful for stories either way.
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02-17-2005, 10:55 AM #1PointyRegistered Userhas no status.
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Over 40 successes
02-20-2005, 08:59 PM #2Josie1021Registered Userhas no status.
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Pointy, I will be 40 in August and the way I think of it is that nothing will magically happen to my eggs on my birthday. They will be no better or worse than the day before.
Having said that we have decided that this will be our last year of ttc. I am about to start stims for IVF#2.
A good friend of mine recently had a successful pregnancy after multiple transfers of blasts that looked good but came to nothing. She insisted on a panel of blood tests for immune issues and clotting problems. She also got her thyroid function rechecked and found it was low. She conceived on her next IVF cycle 3 months after starting thyroxine.
Since you are investing so much time, energy and cash into the process I think it is worth checking out as far as you can that nothing is throwing a spanner into your works
2/03, natural pg - ectopic
12/03, IVF#1 -chemical pg
3/04, FET#1 - chemical pg
7/04, FET#2 - m/c @ 12.5wks
2/05, IVF#2, down regulating
Heterozygous for Factor V Leiden
02-20-2005, 10:20 PM #3
Succesful 2nd IVF in Dec 2004. I turned 40 in August 2004.
Currently pregnant with twins.
We used my own eggs and DH's sperm.
It can certainly be done
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